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Dr. Carl Rasmussen standing on the Roman Road atop the Limyra Bridge.

View looking east along the original surface of the Roman Road that crosses the bridge.  The bridge is 1,181 ft. (360 m.) long!  The roadbed is roughly 13 ft. (4 m.) wide and as is evident in the photo there is no evidence of wheel ruts from cars marking the pavement.  It thus appears that the bridge was mainly used for foot traffic.  Indeed, travel by cart or chariot in Lycia is difficult—due to its mountainous terrain.

Unfortunately the green houses and orchards are encroaching on the bridge.  Hopefully the local population will leave the bridge intact.